LafargeHolcim Group improving communities

LafargeHolcim Group improving communities

The global LafargeHolcim Group understands the challenges and concerns of the communities in which its subsidiary companies operate. Each branch of LafargeHolcim is encouraged to actively engage with their surrounding communities to share value and knowledge. LafargeHolcim Tanzania does this through its Building Materials Centre and training programmes.

The presence of the branches in various locations around the world means that the group has directly contributed to increased employment, infrastructure development and local procurement worldwide. More than 90% of the LafargeHolcim Group’s 112 000 suppliers are from local markets in their respective countries, including Tanzania.

LafargeHolcim engaging with local communities

Around the world, there are currently 15 million people benefitting from LafargeHolcim programmes. This number has been achieved in the last four years. In 2018 alone, the LafargeHolcim Group spent 47.8 million Swiss Francs (~109.5 billion TZS) on community programmes across the globe. Around 8700 employees have spent 60 000 hours of their time training and volunteering in various programmes in their communities.

In addition to working with local communities, LafargeHolcim also engages with stakeholders at all levels; from customers and investors to employees and suppliers. The group also interacts with local media, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), higher education institutions and local regulators.

Responsible sourcing

LafargeHolcim prides itself on its local supply chains. Being a global company with high standards, the group searches for local suppliers that meet specific targets and operate within the law; pushing these suppliers to improve their quality and standards.

The group identifies and inspects the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact of suppliers to ensure that they are qualified to work with LafargeHolcim. This ensures that suppliers are responsible when it comes to environmental, social and personnel issues. The majority of these suppliers are independent contractors, but the rest are raw materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers and packaging suppliers.

Managing human rights and labour standards

LafargeHolcim has developed a human rights management system that categorises countries into three segments; low, medium and high business risk. This system is based on the United Nations’ Human Development Index and the Freedom House Freedom in the World Index

In countries that have a medium-to-high risk assessment, LafargeHolcim institutes a mandatory remediation plan that ensures employees and communities are looked after. The most common issues that arise are inadequate working conditions and negative impacts of operations on the surrounding communities.

By the end of 2018, the LafargeHolcim Group has successfully carried out 41 full impact assessments out of 59 countries. Of these countries, 25 are considered to be high risk and 20 are medium risk. These assessments allow LafargeHolcim to improve community standards and employment conditions at all of its operations around the world.

___

LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges. 

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in Mbeya, Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

___

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest for the best tips on construction, handy projects and the latest industry news. See our Instagram channel for more insights into our products.

Uendelevu

Geocycle sustainability sign at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

Takwimu zinaonyesha kuwa kufikia mwaka 2050, asilimia 70 ya watu duniani watakuwa wakiishi mijini. Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim, tunalenga kuchangia katika uendelevu wa miji duniani kote. Ufumbuzi wetu hutuwezesha kujenga nyumba thabiti zaidi huku tukidumisha ubora na uimara unaosifika katika LafargeHolcim.

Kwa kuwa malengo yetu ya ukuaji wa muda mrefu ujao ni sehemu kuu ya msingi wetu, LafargeHolcim inaendelea kuvumbua na kusanifu bidhaa endelevu zinazolinda mustakabali wa dunia yetu. Kwa kuwa tunafanya kazi katika jamii za vijijini, tunaweza kuendeleza lengo letu la kulinda mazingira.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania inafanya uhamasishaji wa usimamizi wa taka na utunzaji wa maji ili kuyatunza mazingira ya maeneo husika na kuzinufaisha jamii husika. Pia tumeshirikiana na Geocycle Tanzania, kampuni ambayo imetoa huduma za kitaalamu katika sekta ya usimamizi wa taka kwa zaidi ya miaka 30.

___

LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

___

Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

___

Tufuate kwenye Facebook, Twitter, Instagram na Pinterest upate vidokezo vya kisasa kuhusu mbinu za miradi ya kujifanyia mwenyewe na habari za kisasa kuhusu sekta ya ujenzi. Angalia kituo chetu cha Instagram upate ufahamu zaidi kuhusu kazi tunayoifanya na jumuiya za karibu na viwanda vyetu na jinsi tunavyoyatunza mazingira asili.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania yaijengea jamii barabara ya watembea kwa miguu

New community road built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania inaijali jamii inayoishi na kufanya ukulima karibu na kiwanda chake cha saruji. Tunathamini kuwekeza katika jamii ya karibu na migodi na kiwanda chetu cha saruji, na kudumisha usalama wa watu wote wanaoishi mle. Hivi majuzi, tuliwajengea wakaazi wa Mbeya barabara mpya ili kuwapa njia mbadala ya kwenda mashambani na vijiji vya jirani

Kilimo na ufugaji ni sehemu kuu ya wakazi wa Mbeya, na mifugo hutumia barabara ya migodini kwenda malishoni. Mifugo na watu walihitaji barabara salama zaidi kwa sababu magari makubwa huendeshewa kwenye barabara hii.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania ilijenga barabara ya zege kuwawezesha watu na mifugo wao kusafiri kwa namna salama, na pia kuruhusu barabara ya machomboni itumike na malori na magari makubwa ya migodi. Viongozi wa jamii walialikwa kufungua barabara hii mpya mwezi Mei 2018 ambapo wanajamii pia walihimizwa kutumia barabara hii.

___

LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

___

Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

___

Tufuate kwenye Facebook, Twitter, Instagram na Pinterest upate vidokezo vya kisasa kuhusu mbinu za miradi ya kujifanyia mwenyewe na habari za kisasa kuhusu sekta ya ujenzi. Angalia kituo chetu cha Instagram upate ufahamu zaidi kuhusu kazi tunayoifanya na jumuiya za karibu na viwanda vyetu na jinsi tunavyoyatunza mazingira asili.

Soil stabilised brick project for Tunduma youth

Soil stabilised brick project

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has partnered with the Songwe Regional Commissioner to pilot the soil stabilised brick and mason project for youth in Tunduma. This educational programme teaches young Tanzanians about soil stabilised bricks.

The attendees learned valuable skills that can be used after the training programme to access the job market and earn a living. The participants are also given business and entrepreneurship training, as well as health and safety advice to ensure that they can succeed with their newly-acquired skills.

Around 40 young Tanzanians attended the course and completed their training. They were able to build a fully-completed classroom during the course of the project, using soil stabilised bricks. After the course, the youth started their own soil stabilised brick projects where they make and sell their own products.

Some of the participants have secured jobs as masons for the Tunduma local government, creating specialised stone products for a range of applications. 

What is a soil stabilised brick?

A soil stabilised brick is a low-cost and environmentally-friendly building material. Soil and bricks have been fundamental building materials for millennia.

Mud tends to erode when it comes into contact with water and the downside of a burnt brick is that it requires a lot of energy to produce, whether in a wood-fired kiln or a factory furnace.

Soil stabilised brick is an energy-efficient alternative. These bricks simply use cement as the binding agent; cement and soil are mechanically compressed to form a building block. These bricks are also water resistant and strong enough to build large structures and homes.

Soil stabilised bricks are more affordable and quicker to produce, cutting down the costs of a construction project. 

To read this article in Swahili click here.

___

LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the best materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

___

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the best tips on construction, handy DIY projects and the latest industry news. See our Instagram channel for more insights into our work with local communities.

Road safety for schools around Mbeya and Songwe

Road safety for school children in Mbeya

LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s headquarters and cement plant are based in Mbeya – and it’s a vital job provider for the local community and families. During the company’s health and safety week, LafargeHolcim Tanzania undertook the task of providing the schools with the necessary safety tools and road markings to allow scholars to cross the roads safely. 

The schools received signs for stopping the traffic while students cross the road at designated pedestrian crossings. The schools were also given reflective jackets that are to be worn by the traffic directors on duty.

The traffic directors were given training on road safety and how to use the traffic poles to signal the trucks to stop. The school children were taught how to cross the road safely and are actively encouraged to use the designated crossings at the schools.

Transporters and traffic police officers also attended training sessions and are acutely aware of the safety of the scholars on the roads in the area. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will continue to work alongside local law enforcement, transporters and schools to ensure the continued safety of the community in Mbeya.

To read this article in Swahili click here.

___

LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

___

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the best tips on construction, handy DIY projects and the latest industry news. See our Instagram channel for more insights into our work with local communities.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania builds new road for community

New community road built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania cares about the community that lives and farms around its operations. We believe in investing in the local community and building a safe space for all who live near our operations.

A new road was constructed for the citizens that live nearby our operations, giving them a safe route to use. This concrete road was built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania as a safe passage for the people and their livestock, also freeing up the quarry road for the trucks and quarry equipment.

Local community leaders were invited to the opening of the new road in May 2018 where community members were also encouraged to make use the road as they please.

To read this article in Swahili click here.

___

LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

___

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for the best tips on construction, handy DIY projects and the latest industry news. See our Instagram channel for more insights into our work with local communities.

Sustainability

Geocycle sustainability sign at LafargeHolcim Tanzania

Statistics show that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. At LafargeHolcim we seek to contribute to the sustainability of cities throughout the world. Our solutions allow for more compact housing while preserving the quality and durability associated with LafargeHolcim.

With our long term growth goals playing an integral part of our foundation, LafargeHolcim continues to innovate and invent sustainable solutions for our planet’s future. Working at the local community level, we are able to continue our goal of sustainable environmental protection.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is using alternative fuels such as biomass and conducting water-conservation campaigns in order to benefit the local environment and the local community.

To read this article in Swahili click here.

___

LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

___

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

___

At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

___

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for the best tips on construction, handy DIY projects and the latest industry news. See our Instagram channel for more insights into our work with local communities and the living environment.